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The annual Frank Ski Kids Foundation Celebrity Wine Tasting & Auction Fundraiser, hosted by music industry executive Kevin Liles and Grammy-winning artist Chris "Ludacris" Bridges (pictured with Frank), will take place on Sunday, April 14th from 3 pm - 7 pm.

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Bobbi Kristina

Bobbi Kristina Brown's family and friends will be holding a vigil tonight in Riverdale, GA., to pray for Bobbi's miracle healing.

As you know, Bobbi Kristina was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub (no vital signs, not breathing) at her Roswell home last week. Since then she has been on life support -- the machines keeping her alive until someone makes the decision to pull the plug.

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Bob Whitfield and Sheree Whitfield

Former Atlanta falcons player Bob Whitfield is back in the news. Whitfield and his ex-wife, Sheree Whitfield, will appear on an upcoming episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life.

Whitfield, who recently moved back to Atlanta from Los Angeles and is reportedly living with his mother, has been juggling women on both coasts, including Sheree and another woman in California named Teshia (pictured left).

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Troubled rapper DMX explodes during a session with inspirational speaker Iyanla Vanzant. DMX's emotional issues and hostility towards women are on full display in this upcoming episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, which airs April 13 on OWN Network.

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Grammy Awards Bans nudity

DeadlineHollywood.com reports that the Grammy Awards has had enough of slutty celebrities displaying nudity and graphic sexuality on their stage.

According to Deadline, CBS Standard And Practice division sent out an email advisory to all artists and their representatives to remind them of their wardrobe standards in advance of the 55th Annual Grammys broadcast this Sunday.

“Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack," reads the email which was provided to Deadline by a source.

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Comments Off on Kandi Burruss invites you to be a part of her live audience

Loyal reader Sean V (Kandi's producer) writes:

Hey Atlanta,

Please come out & join Georgia's Own Kandi Buruss, Star of Bravo's Hit TV series 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' as she embarks on her new solo Bravo Series, THE KANDI FACTORY. Come out for the Taping of a live performance this Monday (today) at Opera 1150 B Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. Doors open at 6pm. Show starts at 7pm.

Still basking in the success of her hit reality TV series, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,' producer Mona Scott-Young reportedly began shooting her newest scripted series titled 'Gossip Girls,' on location in New York. The new series reportedly stars radio jocks Angie Martinez, Miss Info, Angela Yee, and blogger Necole Bitchie.

This blogger was in consideration as a cast member as well, but I politely declined. (Read the email they sent me after the break.)

The cast is an enigma. These women don't gossip; they just say whatever their celebrity friends want them to say. Miss Info is a sweetheart and a cutie pie, but who the hail cares about Angie Martinez or Necole Bitchie?

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Rap mogul Jay Z will officially open the brand new Barclay's Center with a concert tonight. The 675,000-square-foot arena in Brooklyn, NY is home to the Brooklyn Nets. Without Jay Z's influence this night would probably never happened.

The 42-year-old rapper, real name Shawn Carter, used his political clout and business connections to move the former New Jersey Nets to Brooklyn, which is just a stone's throw from his former stomping grounds where he dealt drugs as a wayard teen.

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If you love redneck humor spewing out of the mouth of a precocious 7-year-old girl, you're in luck. TLC Network has ordered more episodes of the breakout hit cable reality series 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' starring kiddie beauty pageant star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson.

The network ordered Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday episodes of the hit show that trumped Bill Clinton's DNC speech in the TV ratings.

Georgia native Honey Boo Boo Chile is famous for her redneck catchphrases such as "A dolla makes me holla" and "You better redneckognize!" But critics take issue with the show for making a mockery of the trailer park lifestyle.


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  • The hotly contested Sandrarose.com Red carpet Hostess Search for T.I.'s Birthday Bash has come to an end.

    It was very difficult narrowing the list down to 6 finalists since they were all so good!

    Later today T.I. "Tip" Harris will select a winner from the 6 finalists to represent Sandrarose.com on the red carpet at his OFFICIAL Birthday Bash Saturday night!

    Check out the 6 hopefuls who made the Final cut after the break! Good luck ladies!

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    Sept. 25 is rap mogul T.I. Harris's 32nd birthday, and his birthday celebration will coincide with BET's 2012 Hip Hop Awards Weekend in Atlanta!

    Sandrarose.com was given the honor of hosting the red carpet for T.I.'s star-studded birthday bash this year!

    To make sure Sandrarose.com's readers gets the up-to-the minute info from the party, I am searching for a fresh young face to interview celebrities for Sandrarose.com's live video Ustream from T.I.'s birthday bash!

    The winner will receive a free wardrobe from Kandi Burruss' TAGS Boutique, hair and face whipped to perfection by Derek J's J Spot Salon, and more!

    T.I. didn't want to leave the men out. One lucky male Sandrarose.com reader will receive a $300 AKOO gift card that is redeemable online!

    The response has been great so far! Click the link to see some of the video submissions!

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    Last night, WEtv hosted a festive premiere party for their first ever spin-off series, "Tamar & Vince." Over a 100 guests packed the trendy Caulfield bar to celebrate Tamar Braxton and her music mogul husband Vince Herbert. Guests nodded to the sounds of DJ Fadelf, while sipping signature cocktails and sampling an array of pink and white candies and cupcakes.

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    The anticipation is building for T.I. Harris' official birthday celebration at a private location next weekend. T.I.'s birthday bash will coincide with BET's 2012 Hip Hop Awards Weekend in Atlanta!

    The search is on for a fresh young face to represent the Sandrarose.com brand on the red carpet. The winner will receive a free wardrobe from Kandi Burruss' TAGS Boutique!

    T.I. didn't want to leave the men out: one lucky male Sandrarose.com reader will receive a $300 AKOO gift card that is redeemable online!

    To win the $300 AKOO gift card, just send an email to info @ sandrarose.com explaining in 400 words or less why you should win the new AKOO wardrobe worth $300!

    Please read the Sandrarose.com Contest Rules & Conditions. Good luck!!

    It seems tickets for an upcoming Obama fundraiser with Beyonce and Jay Z in NY aren't selling quickly enough. So singer Beyonce sent out a personal email to well-heeled President Obama supporters begging them to plunk down $40,000 for a ticket to attend the fundraiser.

    "I usually don’t email you," writes Beyonce in each personalized email to Obama supporters. "but I have an amazing invitation I have to share."

    "Jay and I will be meeting up with President Obama for an evening in NYC sometime soon. And we want you to be there!," she adds.

    It isn't like the email recipients don't know that Obama will be holding a fundraiser in NYC with Beyonce and Jay Z -- they just don't want to pay $40,000 for a ticket to attend.

    Read the email Beyonce sent to Charlie Sperling, a writer for the Washington Examiner after the break.

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    People were starting to wonder if NBA superstar Dwyane Wade still had a girlfriend, and if so, why she let him walk out of the house looking like he can't dress himself. Dwyane and his longtime love, actress Gabrielle Union, were seen leaving their SoHo New York City hotel together Friday afternoon. Wade is in town to promote his new book on fatherhood and his life growing up in Chicago.
    Photo: Curtis Means/ACE/INFphoto.com

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    Reality TV star Tamar Braxton and her husband Vince Herbert are over in London promoting their new spin-off series, "Tamar and Vince". The series premieres Sept. 20th right after "Braxton Family Values" on WEtv. Tamar has lost that excess weight she gained as the result of treatment for a recent illness. She looks great!

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    A reader emailed to express her disgust at singer Jennifer Hudson for allowing her sister to appear on Oprah's Next Chapter. The segment of Oprah's Next Chapter was taped at Jennifer's home, and will air on Sept. 9.

    The reader criticized everything about Julia Hudson -- from her quick weave and morbid obesity to her casual attire. Everyone grieves differently. Maybe Julia has not completed the grieving process for her son, and maybe she wanted to appear on camera as herself (a grieving mom) rather than a fake, Hollywood image of herself?

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    The stars came out in droves to attend last night's Los Angeles premiere of Sparkle at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. Sparkle was the late Whitney Houston's final swan song. Houston's only child, Bobbi Kristina Brown, attended the premiere with her adopted brother, Nick Gordon. Sparkle premieres nationwide in theaters today, August 17!

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    Whitney Houston was poised to make a comeback with her role as a single mother in Sparkle, starring Jordin Sparks and Derek Luke. But, sadly, Houston passed away in February at age 49, just days after wrapping her final movie. Whitney's passing was difficult on her fans who poured their hearts out in emotional tributes on social networking websites.

    Screenings of Sparkle is evoking emotional responses from audience members who fight to hold back tears during Whitney's scenes.

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    Thanks to Saptosa Foster, of 135th Street Agency, who sent these pics from Tuesday's SPARKLE premiere in New York City.

    She writes: "Busy night in NYC last night! First, Tri Star Pictures hosted a red carpet screening of the upcoming 'SPARKLE' film at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in Soho. The cast was on hand: Jordin Sparks, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Derek Luke, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick and executive producer Debra Martin Chase. A slew of celebrities hit the carpet as well: Russell Simmons, Gabby Sidibe, Olympic medalist Cullen Jones, Steven Baldwin, Valerie Simpson, June Ambrose, Rutina Wesley, S. Epatha Merkerson, Q Parker, Adrienne Bailon, and pop/R&B newcomer Austin Brown."

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    Today would have been Whitney Houston's 49th birthday. To celebrate the passing of an icon, the cast of her last movie, SPARKLE -- Omari Hardwick, Derek Luke, and Mike Epps -- sang Happy Birthday to Whitney, at the request of former Atlanta madam, CJ, of Bossip.

    SPARKLE opens nationwide on August 17.

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    There will be a pop quiz on the Body Language of Evelyn Lozada and Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson. So study the above photo and tell me what you see.

    From VH1 Press:

    VH1 has followed Evelyn's story through four seasons of "Basketball Wives." Now "Ev & Ocho" presents a behind-the-scenes look at Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson and Evelyn Lozada's journey to "I Do." Viewers will watch Evelyn and Chad work together through the tough times to reach the goal of their dream wedding with celebrity wedding planner Diann Valentine. From deciding on the perfect cake and designer dress, to Evelyn dealing with Ocho's unconventional wedding demands, this ceremony will definitely go down in the history books. Preparation isn't easy, and the couple's timing is tight as Evelyn rushes to make sure her ill brother-in-law can be a part of her very special day. With two overflowing social calendars and two different personalities to match, these two realize planning "happily ever after" won't be a smooth course.

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  • Photo still: Piotr Sikora/VH1
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    Gallery Photo: Piotr Sikora/VH1
    Episodic Photo: John Parra/Getty

    Josh Peck, Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso, and bad boy Chris Brown star in the high energy dance film Battle of The Year: The Dream Team. The film, which is due out in January, lights up the screen with athletic dance moves that will leave you breathless for more.

    Chris Brown and his ensemble of b-boy dance stars take on the Korean champs in an energetic, rumbling, tumbling battle on the dance floor for the world B-boy of dance bragging rights.

    Watch the Battle of the Year: The Dream Team trailer after the break!

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    OKC Thunder star Kevin Durant is not pleased that he's playing with Miami Heat superstar LeBron James on the Men's USA Olympic basketball team this Summer in London. Durant and OKC guards Russell Westbrook and James Harden were selected to play for team USA.

    Durant suffered a humiliating loss to LeBron and the Heat in the 2012 NBA finals in Miami. OKC was favored to defeat Miami by nearly every basketball analyst.

    Speaking to the Associated Press on Tuesday, the sore loser said he's annoyed that he has to see James everyday as he prepares to practice with team USA in London:

    “It does. It does, but what can I do?” Durant said Tuesday. “He’s my teammate now. I’m a team player. I can’t let that affect this. This is bigger than that. It’s tough to lose in the Finals and play the guy you’ve been going up against for five games who beat you.”

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    Tyler Perry returns as America’s favorite brash, no-holds-barred grandma in Lionsgate’s TYLER PERRY’S MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION, an outrageous culture clash comedy that also stars Eugene Levy, Denise Richards and Doris Roberts.

    In the latest installment of his Madea franchise, Tyler tests his comedy skills by playing 3 characters.

    For years, George Needleman (Levy), the gentle CFO of a Wall Street investment bank, if forced to flee town when he learns that his firm, Lockwise Industries, has been operating a mob-backed Ponzi scheme – and that he’s been set up as the fall guy.

    Facing criminal charges and death threats from the mob, George and his entire family are put under witness protection in the safest place that Brian (Perry), a federal prosecutor from Atlanta, can think of…

    His Aunt Madea’s house down South.

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    The new Jimi Hendrix biopic starring rapper Andre 3000 Benjamin has been in the works for the last 8 years. Problems involving licensing of the music and Jimi's likeness has delayed shooting. Dre finally managed to pull together financing for the film on the late guitarist's life. The movie began shooting in Ireland. Photos from the set surfaced over the weekend showing Dre wearing a curly afro wig and bell bottom pants that were popular in the 1960s and '70s.

    In an interview with the New York Daily News in 2004, Dre discussed Jimi's drug and alcohol-fueled life: "Jimi was wild onstage. Offstage, he was really calm."

    Jimi died the same way British superstars Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse did: he was found dead in his bed after a night of binge drinking at the age of 27.

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